Tin Srbić, Croatia’s sportsman of the year and the World Gymnastics Champion of 2017, has continued his incredible success by winning the gold medal at the World Cup in Doha.
Tin Srbić went into the qualifications with security, placing fourth into the finals. But in the fight for the medal, Srbić used a stronger start (6.4) – and with one of his best exercises ever to score 14,800 points, he was declared best in the extreme competition in Doha for his first appearance in five months, reports T.portal on March 25, 2018.
With Tin on the podium was American Marvin Kimble (14,533) who won silver and China’s Shudi Deng (14,500) who won the bronze.
“I used the toughest exercise I was currently working on – I used it at the Montreal World Championship, but I do it even a little bit better since then. This rating I received today is the greatest in my life so I cannot be dissatisfied. I’m happy to have done this as well because the warmup did not go to plan, and the competition was moving slowly. I waited 40 minutes to perform and cooled-off slightly. I’m happy that after all I managed to do this exercise well, especially in such strong competition. I’m only sorry that Japan’s Kohei Uchimura was tenth in qualifying and that he was not in the final, so we could compete against each other, but I did my job,” Tin said, who is already thinking about the future.
“Another gold from the World Cup is here, but now we are getting ready to try and further strengthen this practice so that at the end of the year, at the European Championships in Glasgow and the World Cup in Doha, I will be competitive for the finals and medals once again,” Srvić said after a brilliant performance in Doha.
Otherwise, this is Tin’s third gold medal from World Cups of which he has a total of eight medals. This is also the third season in a row where he has entered the finals at minimum in each tournament.